International Women's Day: Belonging with Umi and Ruth

Authors Ruth Figgest and Umi Sinha joined for an author talk at this year’s International Women’s Day event at Brighton Dome. They discussed topics which featured across their writing; feeling disconnected from the land you live and family relationships. They also answered audience questions about the publishing industry and working as writers. The talk was enigmatic and both authors were captivating.

The day was a total hit and featured a wonderful array of supportive charities, organisations and advocates for women’s rights. Over 3000 people attended the event, The Feminist Bookshop had a huge pop-up shop and graphic novelists Hannah Eaton and Ottilie Hainsworth were graphic reporters for the event, drawing scenes from various workshops for all to see in the Founder’s Room. We were incredibly proud to be part of such a brilliant event and thank Brighton Women’s Centre for organising it.

Head over to our Facebook page to view an album of photographs and video’s taken during Ruth and Umi’s talk and the day in general.